NBA East Conference Betting Lines

While the NBA eastern conference ruled the first few decades of the league’s history, the west has risen to become the dominant force in the sport since Jordan’s second three-peat with the Bulls. The Spurs, Lakers, Mavericks, Warriors and Thunder have kept the east in check since Kobe and Duncan established themselves as all time greats. Recently, NBA east conference betting lines have started to reflect a new generation of rising stars thirsty to make the east coast the premiere basketball power in North America.

NBA East Conference Betting Lines Today

Keep tabs on upcoming games and moneylines in the NBA east conference by taking a peek at todays matchups and odds. This list gives you a good idea of what you may expect from the east when making a wager on the east.

NBA
NBA
playoff - Matchday 9
Match day
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
Away Score Home Money Line
Wednesday 05 June
Toronto Raptors 21:00 Warriors +210 -244
Friday 07 June
Toronto Raptors 21:00 Warriors

NBA Eastern Conference Standings

Before betting on eastern conference games in the NBA, make sure you check out our list of approved sportsbooks that offer fans bonuses on their deposits. We also provide reviews to better understand how these sites work.

NBA
NBA
# team P W L + - %
EC - Atlantic Division
1 Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors 82 58 24 9384 8885 0.707
2 Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 82 51 31 9445 9224 0.622
3 Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 82 49 33 9216 8852 0.598
4 Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets 82 42 40 9204 9210 0.512
5 New York Knicks New York Knicks 82 17 65 8575 9330 0.207
EC - Central Division
1 Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks 82 60 22 9686 8959 0.732
2 Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers 82 48 34 8857 8584 0.585
3 Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons 82 41 41 8778 8798 0.500
4 Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 82 22 60 8605 9295 0.268
5 Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 82 19 63 8567 9355 0.232
EC - Southeast Division
1 Orlando Magic Orlando Magic 82 42 40 8800 8742 0.512
2 Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets 82 39 43 9081 9171 0.476
3 Miami Heat Miami Heat 82 39 43 8668 8687 0.476
4 Washington Wizards Washington Wizards 82 32 50 9350 9588 0.390
5 Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks 82 29 53 9294 9788 0.354
WC - Northwest Division
1 Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets 82 54 28 9075 8751 0.659
2 Portland Trailblazers Portland Trailblazers 82 53 28 9402 9058 0.646
3 Utah Jazz Utah Jazz 82 50 32 9161 8730 0.610
4 Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder 82 49 33 9387 9108 0.598
5 Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves 82 36 46 9223 9346 0.439
WC - Pacific Division
1 Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors 82 57 25 9650 9120 0.695
2 L.A. Clippers L.A. Clippers 82 48 34 9442 9372 0.585
3 Sacramento Kings Sacramento Kings 82 39 43 9363 9455 0.476
4 L.A. Lakers L.A. Lakers 82 37 45 9165 9306 0.451
5 Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns 82 18 63 8815 9581 0.232
WC - Southwest Division
1 Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 82 53 29 9341 8950 0.646
2 San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs 82 48 34 9156 9018 0.585
3 New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans 82 33 49 9466 9575 0.402
4 Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks 82 33 49 8927 9032 0.402
5 Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies 82 33 49 8490 8703 0.402

After the year 2000, the western conference has dominated the eastern conference during regular season play, winning more than 60% of their matches against the east. Since the turn of the century, the sole season that the east trumped the west was during the 2009 campaign, squeaking out a 51.3% winning rate. 

For the most part, the eastern conference has been dominated by whatever team LeBron James aligns himself with, making the finals an incredible four straight years with the Miami Heat and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Compare this with the west, who have had the Spurs, Warriors, Lakers, Mavericks and the Thunder visit the finals in recent years.

The cyclical nature of which conference dominates the NBA is poised to shift at least slightly towards the east, giving wagering enthusiasts a chance to exploit potential upsets as the odds adjust the match the new reality of the association. As the rest of the league catches up with the legacy of small ball launched by Steve Nash’s Phoenix Suns and perfected by Steph Curry’s Golden State Warriors, it appears that the east is ready to step up. 

For the most part, players tend to bet on single regular season games when wagering on NBA games involving teams from the eastern conference. The moneylines that are listed provide players with the odds of a single game, reflecting all the variables that may affect the outcome of a game, such as injuries, home court advantage, slumps and streaks. Sometimes, certain teams simply have another team’s number, even if there’s a large disparity in the standings. Often, these situations provide the best chance for a big win.

The underdogs in a particular game will be listed with a positive moneyline, such as +275, which represents the fact that you will win $275 for betting $100 on an underdog that wins. For favorites, you’ll see a negative moneyline. In this case, for a moneyline such as -175, you’ll need to bet $175 to win $100 on a wager for the favored team. One great aspect of moneylines is the fact that you know the risk and reward for your bet up front.

Less popular bets include prop wagers that predict a specific aspect of a match. For example, you can bet on how many three pointers will be made by a team or the number of points that a player will score.